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The New Digital Sound

by (t) nds

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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Meaning
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2:41 $0.49
2. You
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2:43 $0.49
3. Devoid Of Emotion
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1:27 $0.49
4. Expressing of sorrow for a dead person
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3:05 $0.49
5. The Delicate, The Fragile
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3:24 $0.49
6. The Unfortunate Reflection of War
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2:45 $0.49
7. Calculation 20th
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2:47 $0.49
8. Gone and Nobody Knew
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2:29 $0.49
9. Pigment
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3:27 $0.49
10. Minimal
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5:23 $0.49
11. The First Time I ran
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1:23 $0.49
12. Unfinished
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3:25 $0.49
13. The Meaing (rmx)
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2:44 $0.49
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Album Notes
The idea behind The New Digital Sound started around 1995 in dirty basements strewn throughout various Massachusetts suburbs by Copelinn. His D. I. Y. approach was a result of frustration with the then dead local band scene. Early NDS songs were recorded using no more than a multitude of guitar stomp boxes, outdated drum machines, and simple analog four track tape recorders. While the early recordings were crude and imperfect, they showed a glimmer as to what direction Copelinn and The New Digital Sound was going.

It was around this time that Copelinn discovered artists such as Moby, DJ Shadow, Roni Size, Atari Teenage Riot, William Orbit, Underworld, The Pixies, The Clash, Tricky, Nine Inch Nails, Front 242, Joy Division, KMFDM, My Life With Thrill Kill Cult, Marilyn Manson and others. He found himself completely enamored with the idea of self-production and computer technology to achieve it. In 1999, amidst pre millennium hysteria, he befriended The Jack Bohlen Book Club brainchild Kevin Murphy while working a local record store. It was a result of this friendship that Copelinn then began his ever changing production style and D. I. Y. approach to musical creation: create the most dissonant music possible using technology. Armed with an HP Pavilion computer, he began writing his first album, which became a self-titled debut released in 2001. The album, all things considered, was a success -- garnering airplay, reviews, downloads and CD sales worldwide.

In early 2004, Copelinn returned to his studio to produce a follow-up entitled, "The Depressed American Dream," which was released in April of 2005. Again, after receiving similar success, The New Digital Sound had determined its' fate and direction in the indie music scene. After recieving more than 50,000 downloads on Bearshare.com for the track "Exclude 17", The New Digital Sound was starting to attract ever-increasing fanbase online. To date, the band's website (thenewdigitalsound.org) has seen over over 4 million visitors.

After a brief break to produce and perform with the computer-laced rock outfit The Killbabies, Copelinn stepped back into his studio to work on new music for future releases by NDS.

This year The New Digital Sound will be releasing a follow-up entitled "Species Protector." This album promises to be a complete departure from earlier efforts, yet, still remains true to The New Digital Sound's original purpose. Aided by a host of indie musicians, Copelinn plans to take his electronic freak show to a club near you very soon.

Welcome to the show.

Status = okay. 00010001110_ this is maltreated electronica. this is The New Digital Sound.



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I like it
Not a bad disc. I picked this up on-sale and loved it. Best like 5 bucks I've spent in awhile, plus I got two other cool CD's too. You and Delicate are sick as hell.

When is the new one coming out? Are you touring anytime soon?

Impatiently waiting for the follow-up. Hurry up would you!


bought it on-sale...sweet!
Good stuff. I grabbed a copy of it a few weeks ago (it was on-sale)but, I was blown away.

Copelinn has something here, and for like 5 bucks you should grab a copy and see for yourself. Dark trippy vibe. Like Moby meets NIN and DJ Shadow... worth the cash that is my take... can't wait for the follow-up..



This is ok.
This is a pretty ok album. I have it on the iphone.

Airplay in Canada
feedback monitor is an electronic and experimental music program heard
every Tuesday at 10 PM Eastern on CIUT 89.5 FM Radio in Toronto. CIUT is
one of North America's largest community radio stations, broadcasting
over the air at 15,000 watts with a range that covers much of southern
Ontario and western New York, and netcasting via www.ciut.fm

::: playlist for february 18th, 2003 :::

The New Digital
Sound, "Minimal"

----along with other artists

Michael Washington

cool album
Is it just me or does the entire electronic scene nowadays begin and end with "boom-boom-smash"? This CD does NOT do that, it actually pulls you in and makes you think about things and (dare I say) enjoy music again. This CD is reviewed just about everywhere online so read up, take a listen and grab a copy for yourself. At $5.00, this is a solid buy. It is also my understanding that they're available on I-tunes too if that helps any of you downloaders out there...Peace.

Phil Lobardi

Review for debut CD by N.D.S.
DJ Don Smith lets his creativity loose on The New Digital Sound, and the results are really quite pleasant. Sometimes haunting, sometimes upbeat, Smith succeeds at putting the standard abstract elements together to create 13 different pieces of music. I kept hoping for something to surprise or amaze me, but sometimes it’s not realistic to have high expectations without any prior knowledge of the artist.

All in all, The New Digital Sound is interesting, but not fascinating; strong, but not spectacular. Still, I can give this record a high recommendation: it’s the perfect starting point for any newcomer who’s interested in hearing abstract or ambient music. Since it contains all the standard ingredients mixed together so well, one listen and you’ll know if you’ve stumbled upon a new favorite style of music.

Ambient Music Guide

Sydney Ambient Music radio 2MBS-FM, 102.5
"Interesting album. I've included a track on an
upcoming edition of my radio show "Ultima Thule". Check it out 10:30-midnight every Sunday night."---102.5, 2MBS-FM


The debut CD is solid.
Don Smith,creator of The New Digital Sound, admits that his "obsession with the art of sampling has reached somewhat absurd proportions"... but for the most part he channels it into his other obsession for making (often) drum-dominated experimentronic noise/music... Peaceful piano notes sparsely tinkle across The Meaning, backed by a continual blurt-beat and later, prerecorded mediaspeak. Bass-booming percussion and light piano play together again in You, this time underscored by occasional drones.Some solid work here; I imagine future releases will only improve. B-

Music Emissions

An appeal to record labels to SIGN the new digital sound...This music should NOT
It’s usually MusicEmissions policy to not review any CD’s that come to us in CDR (for demo purposes) format but something told me to check out DJ Don Smith’s project called The New Digital Sound. Don Smith is in the category of IDM, along the lines of Autechre and other Warp artists. No really, this is a valid comparison and if you are a label looking for an electronica artist along the lines of Sybarite, you should get in touch with The New Digital Sound. Some of the tracks are darker than others but some actually have a shiny feel to them. The 13 tracks are diverse enough that you don’t get bored. An interesting track here is “Devoid of Emotion” where a news sample talking about a “bizarre murder” where Don keeps it repeating. The music is well produced. There are no glitches that I can hear. So much GOOD MUSIC like this goes unnoticed amongst all the rest.
(indie 2003)


This is the darkest S*** on Earth... You should buy copies of this one...
Hey guys, I was checking out the page and some tracks, and I gotta say, the CD sounds pretty good. The vibe on the CD is pretty lo-fi and dark, especially "Expressing of Sorrow for a Dead Person". I gotta say, that track is just f***ing strange but, I am loving the vibe on it. When is Species Protector coming out, I am hungry for a follow-up CD.
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